May 17, 2019
Host - artist David Barnes
This time, Art Church is inspired by David newest sculpture "prophet."
David has always been inspired by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and books he’s read or documentaries he’s watched, sculpting has become a way of sharing his deeper thoughts. “Prophet”, for example, is his response to the Book of Enoch. He says “since scientific theories are constantly being disproven – why not entertain ideas other than what we’ve been indoctrined to believe?”
Art Church is intended to be a casual, lively, relatively unstructured, come-as-you-are, come-and-go gathering, with opportunity – but no obligation – for participation and engagement. Coffee, tea and home-baked goodies will be served.
Why ‘church?’ you may well ask.
Good question. There are a few reasons.
We wanted this monthly event to represent a spirit of community, friendship, and a commonality; to open a conversation between our visitors and our artists; and to be a regular, welcoming, community-based happening to meet and converse with others who share a love for art, whether they create it themselves or not.
Lastly, perhaps most importantly, there wasn’t another word we could think of that better expresses the certainty that we need art to live fully, joyfully and meaningfully. Or that particular reverence for the artwork which speaks to your deepest self so profoundly that it touches your soul.
We will be open to the public from 10-6, as always! If you prefer to come just to shop for a gift, or float around in the gallery, please do.
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